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i'm terrell brown. we begin with the economy. it's expected to show some modest growth. economists predict 125,000 jobs added last month compared to october's gain of just 80,000 but the unemployment rate is expected to stay locked at a high 9%. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. susan, good morning. >> hi. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: this report is coming on the heels of some very strong numbers out this week from manufacturing, retail, construction. and then a big rally in the stock market the question is will this labor report that is coming out today continue the improvement or will it disappoint? more than 10,000 union work he's marched through the streets of manhattan thursday, demanding better wages and more jobs. >> we have people making all this money. we have millions out of work. it's not fair. >> reporter: protesters, including teachers and health care workers, say they are fed up with the nation high
unemployment rate which is to remain at 9%. analysts predict employers added 125,000 jobs in november. that would be an improvement from october, but not enough to jump-start the economy. >> it's time for the people to stand up and say we want change. >> reporter: economists say another recession is still possible next year, especially if congress allows an extension of jobless benefits and a payroll tax cut to expire at the end of the month. last night the senate rejected two proposals that would have kept the payroll tax cut going for many americans. both want an extension but at odds over how to pay for it. >> america's middle class hurting for a long time. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy, while republicans propose freezing federal salaries and cutting 200,000 government jobs. >> this is the kind of balance plan americans are looking for.
>> reporter: a compromise is eventually expected in the senate, but the house would have to approve it. terrell, the numbers coming out at 8:30 eastern time this morning. enough time to try to gauge how wall street will react. for those who remain unemployed more bad news. rutgers university study 7% of those who lost their jobs after the financial crisis haven't been able to get a job with equal or better pay. the southwest now. it could be another day of powerful winds there. the national weather service called the unfiercely fierce winds that pounded california yesterday a once in a decade event. triple digit wind gust reported at several locations. california took the brunt of it. a state of imagine in pasadena. countless trees and power lines are down and more than 300,000 california customers without service. bigad shaban has more.
>> reporter: a giant wind made toothpicks of this house in salt lake city. that same home is now missing a roof over one of the bedrooms. fierce winds flipped more than a dozen tractor-trailers in davis county, utah, shutting down interstate 15 for hours. this condominium in steamboat springs, colorado, eventually lost all of its roof. wind gusts there exceeded the speed limit. one was more than 120 miles per hour. crystal walters got out of her southern california home before a neighbor's tree fell and split her house in two. >> it's sad! >> reporter: 23 square miles of pasadena are littered with tree limbs and downed power lines. 42 houses are uninhabitable. this tree has been here for more than a century, but the wind whipped its roots right out of the ground, even through the sidewalk. it's now a popular picture spot for adults and playground for the kids. but for the crown studio salon,
it makes for bad business. not one tree blocking the store but two. with your business being boxed in, what does it do for your bottom line? >> it cut our revenue half of what it is today. >> reporter: the wind gusts through several states on friday. the owner of the salon is especially worried. outside her business there is still one more giant tree left standing. bigad shaban, cbs news, pasadena, california. herman cain will make the decision about his campaign before monday. he plans to discuss the matter with his wife today. during an interview with the new hampshire union leader yesterday, cain admitted he gave money to a georgia woman, ginger wife. she says she had a 13-year sexual relationship. cain says that's a lie. >> she did not have a job. they told me she was not able to get financial help from family and friends and, quite frankly, i was the only person that was a
friend at the time and i underscore friend, that was in a position to help her. my wife did not know about it and that was the revelation and the surprise that my wife found out about it when she went publ public. >> cain is expected to meet with his wife this afternoon in atlanta. one of cain's republican rival rick perry thinks the personal lives of candidates do matter and that cain has to address the accusations against him. >> look. he is going to have to address those. i've said a couple times over the last few days is he's addressing them. i mean, if there is truth there, then, you know, he's got to have a long conversation with his family and with his supporters and if there is nothing there, he needs to stand up and clearly go on about his business. >> meanwhile a confident new gingrich says he will win the republican nomination. gingrich told abc news, he says
the odds are high he will be the nominee. overseas now. new developments regarding nato outposts. this morning, it's reported that pakistani officers gave the go ahead for the attack. "wall street journal" quotes unnamed american officers as saying the pakistani officers were unaware they had troops in the area. 24 pakistan soldiers were killed. pakistan's military has accused nato of deliberate aggression. al qaeda demanding the release of prisoners. al qaeda claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of warren weinstein yesterday. he was abducted in a pakistani city last august. al qaeda wants all prisoners held at guantanamo bay released. just ahead on the "morning news," a new auto major recall from honda. plus, the hum bug. a holiday mystery. who keeps stealing the boy scout's christmas trees? but first, scott pelley with a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news."
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december's arrival brought the first snowfall of the season to a wildlife park in northern arizona and this furry guy couldn't be happier about it. that's exactly the way i look when it first snows in new york. park officials say a few bears have been hibernating but a few will be up and about to play in the snow before january. a grinch who steals christmas trees from boy scouts. every christmas, the boy scouts group from bell fontaine, missouri, sells trees to raise money. police say it's the third year in a row she's robbed trees from
the scouts. you have to be pretty strong to pull those trees, by the way. cbs "moneywatch" this morning. ashley morrison has more in this morning's cbs news "moneywatch." some investors got spooked after german chance letter merkel said it could take years to resolve the european debt crisis and that there is no easy fix. asian markets closed before those comments and finished mostly higher. they edged up a fraction. today, wall street gets the november jobs report. thursday stocks finished mixed after rallying 500 points on wednesday, the dow lost 25 points, while the nasdaq gained five. the massachusetts attorney general is suing five major banks, including bank of america and jpmorgan chase over deceptive foreclosure practices. it accuses of them of making the foreclosure crisis worth by cutting corners with paper work
and rushing to evict homeowners. honda is expanding. the automaker is adding models to a list that covers 2 million vehicles. honda says the air bags may inflate with too much pressure in a crash and could cause an injury. general motors says it will buy back chevy volts who afraid the electric cars will catch fire. gm's ceo says the cars are safe but they want to keep customers happy. the government is investigating after tests show the vehicle batteries may have a tendency to catch fire after a crash. the new holiday coca-cola can is apparently not it. coke is pulling its white cola cans off the shelves after a consumer backlash. many customers confused the new design with diet coke and others even complained the new can changed the taste. >> what? >> the promotion had been meant to raise money for polar bears who, i guess, are now just out
in the cold, terrell. that kind of makes me sad. >> you mean it doesn't taste the same because the can was different? shut up and drink the soda! what are you talking about? >> i guess maybe the red cans will come out and maybe that will raise some money for the polar bears or you could just send a check. >> i might. ashley morrison in new york, thank you very much. for the first time in history tv ownership is expected to go down next year. according to nielson almost 116 million homes in america with at least one tv set aestimated the number will drop. that may be partly because of the recession but also because more people now watch tv shows on their computers. i'd like to see if they calculated that number before or after black friday. that's all i saw, tvs rolling out the stores. still to come, your friday morning weather. and in sports, the battle of the rapture. the seahawks versus the eagles in "thursday night football." we will be right back.
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elsewhere, a storm system is bringing rain and snow to the desert southwest. the northwest has cloudy skies. later today, the desert southwest and the southern plains will see rain and even a wintry mix with freezing rain. windy conditions will start to diminish in southern california. temperatures in the southeast will be mild, in the 60s and 70s. it will be cold with scattered snow in the rockies, wyoming and montana. in sports seattle's nfl playoff hopes are still alive. seahawks marshawn lynch ran for two touchdowns and 148 yards against philadelphia. eagles quarterback vince young in for the injured michael vick was picked off four times by the seattle defense. seahawks beat the eagles 31-14. quarterback donovan mcnabb has been released by the minnesota vikings. the 13-year veteran could sign with teams with injured quarterbacks still trying to make the playoffs. that includes the houston texans and the chicago bears. in college basketball hoops,
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mix with freezing rain. here is another look at this morning's top stories. winds are calmer this morning out west a day after what is described as a once in a decade blast of high winds slammed california and other western states. triple digit gusts were recorded in several states. hundreds of thousands lost power. signs of modest growth are expected when the labor department releases its jobs report for november this morning. economists predict 125,000 jobs were added last month. but the unemployment rate is expected to stay at a high 9%. secretary of state hillary clinton concluded her historic visit to burma today. she met with the country's human rights leader and even got in a little sightseeing. clinton rang a giant bell for luck during a tour of the golden temple of one of burma's most popular tourists sites and later met with aung san suu kyi.
clinton called her an inspiration. vice president joe biden is in turkey this morning, holding talks with turkish leaders on the conflict in syria and iran's nuclear ambitions. biden flu to turkey from iraq and thanks troops for their sacrifice on their plans to recall. here is jim axelrod reporting from baghdad. >> reporter: at camp victory, the u.s. military headquarters in iraq for nearly nine years, vice president biden paid tribt beauty to the near troops who lost their lives here and the more than 40,000 wounded. >> because of you and the work of those of you in uniform have done, we are now able to end this war. >> reporter: neither side would call it a handover ceremony, but that's exactly what it was. 13,000 u.s. troops remain in iraq. that number will be zero in three weeks, if the plan holds.
the main worry here is that when troops leave, there will be an eruption of violence between sunni and shiab arabs. a turn of the bloody days here or a descent of civil war. but this gentleman is not worried saying any sectarian conflict will not last. >> we have built over the last nine years, good iraqi security forces which i believe are much more suited for this fight. >> reporter: but that confidence isn't necessarily shared by the people here who are looking just a few weeks into their future and wondering if the iraqi security forces will be able to protect them all on their own. at baghdad's university, students told us the answer is no. >> i could bet -- >> reporter: you don't feel the iraqi security apparatus is ready?
>> no. >> reporter: not ready? >> not ready. >> reporter: but for many other iraqis, it is high time to find out, because after nearly nine years, u.s. troops must go. jim axelrod, cbs news, baghdad. meanwhile, this morning on "the early show," herman cain's campaign crisis, can he carry on? i'm terrell brown. and this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry. we all want fewer chemicals. all free clear oxi-active. a free clear detergent that's tough on stains and gentle on skin. try all free clear oxi-active.
9news now. today is friday, december 2nd. i'm andrea roane. one of the three on the desk who got haircut yesterday. >> it looks terrific too. >> justin bieber look. >> i love it. i'm jessica doyle in for mike. howard starts us off and it's chilly out there. >> you needed that haircut. >> hat or something. temperatures down in the 20s in many areas but the winds are a lot lighter and a nice weekend. nice weather both tomorrow and sunday and today. i think even into monday right now. we may not see a few more clouds by then but not bad at all. 35 in washington. we got mid 20s in many of the suburbs though. by 9:00 40. by noon, 50, in fact we're going to be near 55 or so this afternoon for the high with a 5:00 p.m. temperature back down to 52 degrees. you do notice up to our north and west we have a line of rain and snow showers coming through michigan. this is a cold front up there. and that front by the way is going to come through us and
all it's going to do is bring us windchills and slightly cooler temperatures through the day on saturday but out ahead of it we're sitting high and dry and chilly. these temperatures this morning they're running in the mid 20s in places like manassas and culpeper. it's 25 also in martinsburg. d. c. right now. 35. highs today under sunny skies going to the mid 50s. monika samtani stepping in now with our first look at timesaver traffic. everything is looking fine all around town. no problems to report on the beltway. and lot of the overnight construction we deal with normally has been cleared up. for example, let's go down to 95 and take a live look at the prince william parkway. basically from dale city to 123, that overnight construction's gone. you're good to go headed out early this friday morning. further north look at springfield northbound on i-95. again light volume going to 395. to the 14th street bridge also looking fine if you're planning to head northbound on 395. and a last look here at 66 and
falls church, no problems here on the utter loop at 66 and the inlier loop at route -- inner loop at rule 7. coming up in my next report. into maryland at 4:39. bark to you. thank you. we begin with the developing story out of northwest washington. d. c. police are looking for the person who robbed a postal worker last night along a stretch of 14th street. the worker was loading a truck at the t. street post office when he was attacked. the worker was eventually freed after using his cell phone to report the crime. leesburg police are investigating the death of a 39- year-old man. they rushed to belmont terrace at someone called to report shots fired last night. heeded at the scene. -- he died at the scene. this morning, the labor adopt releases the latest -- department releases the latest
unemployment reports. employers likely added more jobs in november. >> but as susan mcginnis explains they aren't expected to be enough to lower the nation's unemployment rate. >> reporter: more than 10,000 union workers marched through the streets yesterday demanding better wages and more jobs. [ people chanting ] >> we have people making all this money and we have millions out of work. it's not fair. >> reporter: protestors including teachers and health care workers say they're fed up with the nation's high unemployment rate which is expected to remain stuck at 9%. analysts predict today's report will also show employers added 125,000 jobs in november. that would be an immovement from october but not enough to jump-start the economy. >> it's time for people to stand up and say we want change. >> reporter: economists say another recession is still possible next year especially the congress allows a payroll tax cut to expire at the end of the month.
>> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: last night the senate rejected two proposals that would have kept the payroll tax cut going for millions of americans. both parties want an extension but are at odds over how to pay for it. >> america's middle class has been hurting for a long time. they're the people who are struggling and they're the ones who need help. not these multimillionaires. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy while republicans propose freezing federal salaries and cutting 200,000 government jobs. >> this is the kind of balances plan americans are looking for. >> reporter: a compromise is eventually expected in the senate but the house would have to approve it. susan mcginnis for cbs news, washington. last night president obama released a statement saying it makes absolutely no sense to raise taxes on the middle class at a time when so many are still trying to get back on their feet. a hearing has been scheduled for december 12th in the lawsuit against maryland's newly form